Mariners Game Information – August 5 vs. Atlanta

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Aug 5,2014ISN) – Upcoming Probable Starting Pitchers:

 

Day

Date

Time (PT)

Opponent

Mariners

Opponent

Tuesday

8/4

7:10 pm

ATL

RHP Felix Hernandez (11-3, 2.01)

LHP Alex Wood (7-8, 3.30)

Wednesday

8/5

12:40 pm

ATL

RHP Chris Young (9-6, 3.19)

RHP Julio Teheran (10-7, 2.69)

Thursday

8/7

7:10 pm

CWS

LHP Roenis Elias (8-9, 4.19)

RHP Scott Carroll (4-6, 4.36)

Friday

8/8

7:10 pm

CWS

RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (9-6, 2.94)

LHP Jose Quintana (6-7, 3.04)

Saturday

8/9

6:10 pm

CWS

LHP James Paxton (2-0, 2.76)

RHP Hector Noesi (6-8, 4.97)

Sunday

8/10

1:10 pm

CWS

TBA

LHP John Danks (9-6, +today)

Today’s Game Notes 

TONIGHT’S TILT…the Mariners open a 3-team, 9-game homestand tonight with an Interleague 2-game set vs. the Atlanta Braves…also host the Chicago White Sox (4 games) and Toronto Blue Jays (3 games) this homestand…went 3-3 on just-completed road trip to Cleveland (2-1) and Baltimore (1-2)…tonight’s game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS in HD & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.

DID YOU KNOW?…that Felix Hernandez has the lowest ERA all-time in Interleague play at 2.59?…is 16-7 all-time vs. the National League, including a 4-0 record with a 1.21 ERA (7 ER, 52.0 IP) over his last 7 Interleague starts dating back to June 17, 2012…here is a listing of the top ERA’s all-time in Interleague play (min. 200.0 IP):

 

Player

Season

ERA

W

L

Pct

SHO

G

GS

CG

INN

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

AVG

1

Felix Hernandez

2006-2014(9)

2.59

16

7

.696

1

31

31

2

222.1

188

70

64

13

46

225

.229

2

Justin Verlander

2006-2014(9)

2.73

25

2

.926

2

32

32

4

217.1

170

69

66

13

70

226

.215

3

David Wells

1997-2007(10)

2.79

15

7

.682

2

31

31

3

212.2

205

76

66

18

27

147

.253

4

Freddy Garcia

1999-2013(13)

2.84

25

11

.694

1

45

43

3

295.0

244

99

93

26

78

200

.226

5

Jake Peavy

2002-2014(12)

3.05

20

13

.606

1

42

41

5

265.2

223

97

90

31

70

232

.225

6

John Lackey

2002-2014(12)

3.07

18

10

.643

0

38

37

1

246.0

227

91

84

25

62

219

.244

7

Aaron Harang

2002-2014(12)

3.09

14

12

.538

2

36

36

3

224.0

211

85

77

18

74

184

.248

8

Randy Johnson

1997-2009(13)

3.17

19

12

.613

1

39

39

5

269.2

244

107

95

25

61

309

.238

9

Johan Santana

2000-2012(12)

3.17

22

12

.647

2

49

38

2

269.1

212

104

95

30

77

256

.216

10

Pedro Martinez

1997-2008(11)

3.19

14

9

.609

1

31

31

5

209.0

167

80

74

19

48

215

.216

ODDS AND ENDS…lost Sunday at Baltimore 1-0 (on a leadoff home run) to finish road trip to Cleveland and Baltimore 3-3…4-8 over last 12 games and 6-10 since the All-Star break…are 8-14 over the last 22 games after going 15-6 from June 15-July 7…14-21 in one-run games and 3-5 in extra innings.

  •           Dominating – Felix Hernandez is 1st in the AL in ERA (2.01), 2nd in strikeouts (178), T10th in wins (11), 1st in quality starts (21), 2nd in innings pitched (165.1) and 1st in WHIP (0.889).
  •           The Big 3 – The Mariners top 3 starters (Felix, Iwakuma, Young) have combined to go 29-15 with a 2.65 ERA (124 ER, 420.1 IP) in 63 G/62 GS…lowest ERA by a starting trio in the American League.
  •           30 Saves – Fernando Rodney is T2nd in the AL with 30 saves (30-for-33 in save opps).
  •           Run Differential – Mariners have the 3rd-best run differential (+54, 421-367) in the American League.
  •           Hits Leader – Robinson Cano is 2nd in the AL in batting average (.330) and 4th in hits (136).
  •           Maurer Power – Brandon Maurer has allowed 1 run in games in relief (0.50 ERA, 18.0 IP, 22 K).
  •           Mix and Match – Mariners have used 101 different starting lineups (batting) this season.
  •           Looking for the Slam – Mariners and the Dodgers are the only teams without a grand slam.
  •           The Zunino Ratio – Mike Zunino has more extra-base hits (34, HR-17, 2B-16, 3B-1) than singles (31).

RECORD HOLDERFelix Hernandez is looking to extend his Major League record with a current streak of 14 consecutive starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs…broke the record of 13 straight by Tom Seaver from July 17-Sept. 16, 1971…the next record Felix is aiming for is a 15-start streak of 7.0 or more IP and 2 or fewer earned runs set by Gaylord Perry with Cleveland in 1974:

Streaks of consecutive starts with 7+ IP, 2 or fewer runs allowed, since 1900:

Felix Hernandez

May-July 2014

14

Tom Seaver

July-Sept 1971

13

Dwight Gooden

Sept 1985-May 1986

12

Chief Bender

June-August 1907

12

Mike Scott

May-July 1986

12

Ferdie Schupp

Sept 1916-May 1917

12

HISTORIC PITCHING…the Mariners pitching staff leads the Majors with a 3.05 ERA (339 ER, 1001.0 IP)…current mark is on pace to shatter the current club record of 3.54 set in 2001…the last American League team to finish a season with a sub 3.10 ERA was the 1989 World Series Champion Oakland A’s.

RK

TEAM (overall)

ERA

1.

Seattle

 

 

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